The Democratic National Convention Could Be Like Fashion Week!

Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Kanye West. Photo: Getty Images

Next week's Democratic National Convention and the events surrounding it could be to Denver what Fashion Week is to New York, Paris, London, or Milan. Fashionable celebrities like Ben Affleck, Ed Norton, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Annette Bening have confirmed their attendance; fashion-industry faves Kanye West and Cyndi Lauper will perform; and the Huffington Post's "Oasis" lounge will offer yoga, massage, and aromatherapy to delegates. Even New York Fashion Week doesn't have a lounge like that! (We're looking at you, Mercedes-Benz.)

Though big magazines like Vanity Fair and GQ are throwing parties at both the Democratic and Republican conventions (they can't leave one out or they'll seem biased, which would clearly result in mayhem), the Republican National Convention isn't expecting nearly the star wattage the Dems are. Imagine that. So we can't draw the same Fashion Week comparisons for GOP. For example, the Beach Boys are opening the RNC, and Kid Rock might attend. Either way, we can't wait to see what everyone wears to both. And learn about the issues.

The Parties' Parties [WWD]